Thursday, 18 October 2012

Harry Potter Kids All Grown Up!!

I am busy reclaiming my home at the moment. My current house has been a family home for twelve years and is showing all the signs of wear and tear that can be expected when raising three children. A lot of shabby and very little chic! So I am decorating and re-vamping the living room with lots of Laura Ashley and ivory paint.
This means the mini world has had to go on hold, again, as I paint much bigger pieces of furniture than usual!
So I thought I would show you two commissions for Diagon Alley. This mother and daughter pair are by Jain Squires of Giddy Kipper. Both out shopping for Hogwarts supplies. They certainly have the Weasley clan look, maybe Percy's studious looking wife and daughter.
 Jain's characters are always beautifully crafted and I love the Hoo-like bunches that are just what I asked for. 
 My father and son pair are easily recognisable, Malfoy and son still with their aristocratic air but maybe softer at the edges. The Malfoy's are the creation of Julie Campbell and I love everything about them.
The young wizard certainly looks very smart in his Hogwarts uniform while dad's natty waistcoat displays true a Malfoy's desire to stand out in a crowd. 
Thank you Jain and Julie, they are wonderful additions to my project.
Now it is time for another layer of paint to be added to my new TV stand.....they are such ugly pieces of furniture aren't they. I am painting a new unit I bought for its shape and practicality in the hope it will blend into the background walls but it is a much longer job in 1:1!!

14 comments:

  1. So glad your dolls have settled in nicely janice !
    julie xx

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    1. They haven't started arguing yet!

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  2. Oh my goodness Janice! These are incredible! You werent joking when you told me you had a lot of dolls ready for the alley :) amazing work from both Jain and Julie!! The weasleyesque pair are lovely and I too love the hair!! :)
    The malfoys are so recognisable! Wow!! Keep lucius away from ginny if they ever meet at Floursih and Blotts... You don't want him slipping Tom riddles diary into her little cauldron bag! :0

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    1. Hi Michael, I am so pleased with this little quartet. I have had them on order for quite a while but they were well worth the wait. I have another commission being made at the moment that will finish off The Leaky Cauldron that I am really excited about but that may be a while off yet.

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  3. Hello Janice,
    I hope you're having fun with real life renovations. The dolls are wodnerful. so well done and a wonderfula ddition to your collection.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac, I am a little disappointed to be put on hold again but it is for a good cause!
      Mini hugs,
      Janice

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  4. Oh Janice, I love your new dolls! Perfection! I swear Julie Campbell must be a wizard, the Malfoy's look just like their characters. Jain's dolls are so sweet, i can just see them shopping in Flourish and Botts.

    I look forward to you getting back to your miniatures but understand we have to take breaks for real life :(

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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    1. Hi Victoria, I can't turn down the husband's offer to have the decorator's in and my front room is looking so tired.....but on the plus side I will be able to do a bit of work upstairs in my new ever so tidy room. Just a matter of deciding what bits and pieces to transfer from my work room.
      Mini hugs,
      Janice

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  5. They are fabulous Janice. They are going to look wonderful 'browsing' your shops :0)

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    1. Hi Julia, you are absolutely right. I intend to make them lots of packages and parcels.

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  6. Your dolls are wonderful, especially mother and daughter.
    Bye Faby

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  7. Janice,

    Fabulous dolls from both Jain and Julie! Not sure I have a favourite paring, love the clothing too. :o)

    I have Draco, but mine one is wearing ear muffs and pulling a Mandrake, lol he is with Professor Sprout! :o)

    I love house decorating, and I love Laura Ashley too! Oooh! :o))) We've just decorated our living room and now we are moving. We've always been like that, either just decorated or bought something major for the house and we decide to move! lol

    Michelle xx

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  8. Hi Michelle,
    Draco has certainly grown up into a proud father and Scorpios has all the Malfoy genes that's for sure. They have been well worth the wait.
    My house is a little chaotic at the moment but the decorator arrives on Monday so I will have to stop painting the furniture which means I can lock myself in my new upstairs room and play with a few things.
    Mini hugs,
    Janice

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